Thursday, January 22, 2015

The work is booming in Tomball!

Hey everyone! 

Things are going great in my new area! Elder DeLuca and I are back in business and we are going full on!  It is nice to be back and being able to proselytize full time again! I am going to miss having the opportunity to work with so many missionaries, but I am excited to be able to focus on my own zone again! 

And so far this week we have seen some great miracles! So like I have mentioned in previous email, we have been really focusing on finding new investigator from 6-8 pm. That time is set apart each day for finding. And coming in to the zone I had a goal of wanting to have each area be finding new investigators weekly! I hope that all the missionaries in my zone will be able to have plenty of teaching opportunities. 

So this week we had a lot of phone calls we were making discussing goals that have been set already, and following up on how they were doing and asking what things we could do to help! We have also been out almost every night talking with everyone in the neighborhoods that we go to to find. And this week we were able to get 3 new investigators, and even a couple of families that said we could come back. 

One family we got in with the husbands name was Bill, and we had knocked for about 2 hours with having little success in the area we were in. And then the very last house is when the Lord blessed us. We knocked and Bills wife answered the door and before we even said anything she invited us in to talk with her and Bill! The Lord truly does provide!  So after seeing these miracles we started sharing them with the zone. We have been trying to encourage and just get everyone as excited as we can! And it has been paying off. 

  Its been cool to see just his week even how the missionaries look at contacting at night differently. I love the example of Alma and his bretheren in Alma 26.  

27 Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success.
 28 And now behold, we have come, and been forth amongst them; and we have been patient in our sufferings, and we have suffered every privation; yea, we have traveled from house to house, relying upon the mercies of the world—not upon the mercies of the world alone but upon the mercies of God.
 29 And we have entered into their houses and taught them, and we have taught them in their streets; yea, and we have taught them upon their hills;

 Even though there are still people who are not excited when they have missionaries knocking on there door, the missionaries are doing everything they can to share the message and help bring others to Christ. With this and their increased faith we are all seeing miracles. This zone's average for finding in the past has been about 4-5 new investigators per week. This last week we got 18! So we are getting the ball rolling! I am just so happy and blessed to be apart of this great zone!  

Also this week we have been on the Tomball Lone Star campus trying to get LDSSA up on this campus. And so it was cool because on Wednesday they had a club fair day. So we went and were advertising for the club, and we and we had different people coming up to us and asking us questions! It was so great! So that is another thing that we are working on. We are also trying to use the campus as a way to find and help out these young adults! And then to finish this week we had a baptism! It was a great week! 

But yeah that has been our week so far! I wish I could have more time to share with yall the great things happening! But it will need to wait till next week! I hope all yall are doing well and keep praying for missionary opportunities I know the Lord will bless you with it! 
I hope yall have a great week! 

Elder Joshua V. Christensen

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